Plano Farmers Market Debuts on April 20 at Fairview Farms

Heyyyy, suburb area north of Dallas. You’re getting kinda cool these days. New restaurants are opening, and you already have the Coppell Farmers Market, which – let’s be honest – is one of the best farmers markets in DFW. (I could be biased.) Anyways, now that Plano is opening its own farmers market, I’m easily becoming a mega fan of yours.

I think we owe it to Kari Gates, the Collin County Farmers Market chairman, who organized this whole shebang. According to Pegasus News, Gates worked diligently to get Plano’s city council members on board with her plan “that would allow the market to operate while protecting the health of our customers.” Thanks to Gates, small businesses and farmers will get a chance to show the Collin County world what they have to offer. Fairview Farms at 3314 N. Central Expressway, which is one of the original markets in North Texas, will be the site of 40 different vendors on grand opening day.

“The focus of the market is on Texas-grown produce and meats together with locally made products centered around a family and community center where folks can learn about green and healthy living,” Gates said (in the press release). “We’re also looking for sponsorships from corporate partners and local businesses to help make this endeavor successful’” she added.

The CCFM plans to have pony rides, face painting, musical entertainment, and a bounce house on market days. Fun for the whole family.


  • Gloria

    Pretty sure there’s been a farmers market at Fairview Farms in Plano for at least 20 years.

  • Senor

    There has also been a farmer’s market in downtown Plano, on 15th I think, for years. My guess is that the existing markets aren’t true farmer’s markets, but just outdoor storefronts disguised as them.

  • Carol Shih

    in the press release, it says that this market is the “first market in the city under new regulations developed by Plano’s Environmental Health Department.”

    So, not necessarily the first farmers market in Plano ever, but the first one opening ever since the city council in Plano voted unanimously to change the city ordinance for more markets to open within city limits.

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